Samsung Electronics has unveiled a new platform that will make the development of smart devices even easier and faster. The platform has been named ARTIK and it includes three circuit boards, developer tools, software support and integrated encryption for enhanced security. Alex Hawkinson, chief executive of SmartThings that was purchased by Samsung last year, announced that SmartThings Open Cloud would assist developers to build apps for their devices. Let us know from this post what ARTIK will provide.
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More About ARTIK
The smallest module of the series is ARTIK 1, which is 12mm by 12mm in measurement. It is intended to be used in end nodes and wearables. There is a 9-axis motion sensor in ARTIK 1 and Bluetooth low energy connectivity. According to Samsung, a single charge will run for one week. The largest module is the ARTIK 10. It has 32 gigabytes of storage, an eight processor chip and it can carry out video encoding and playback.
ARTIK is already being used by big names like Weenat, which assists farmers in monitoring their fields and Boogio, which makes sensors for shoes.
The platform will have rivals like Intel and Qualcomm which provide similar uses.
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Applications of ARTIK
There are innumerable practical applications of ARTIK. Samsung imagines that ARTIK chips will be used in devices like drones, beacons, set-top boxes and home servers. President and chief strategy officer in charge of Samsung’s Strategy & Innovation Center at California, Young Sohn, said that the chips would play an important role as “building blocks” for developers of Internet of Things. He said “What’s important is these smart machines that are going to make our lives better.”
If ARTIK can make its presence felt despite its competitors, the semiconductor business of Samsung Electronics could get a boost. The platform could help its falling smartphone business from dropping further, in wake of competition from other manufacturers like Micromax and Xiaomi.
However, Samsung Electronics won’t just sell the ARTIK platform to other companies. The company plans to use the platform to increase the development speed of its own televisions, smartphones and home appliances. Young Sohn, said that all the product divisions from Samsung will use ARTIK technology from now onwards instead of just choosing their own software and chips.
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What do you think about this new platform? Will it help revive Samsung’s waning business? We would like to hear your thoughts.